30% of workers are “very envious” of the devices that their colleagues bring into the office.
Tech Envy has come to work. As more people use their own smartphones and tablets on the job, jealousy over cool devices is on the rise, according to a survey from Captivate Networks. The consumerization of IT is widespread but not evenly distributed, creating haves and have-nots where uniform, company-issued gear once reigned. Says Scott Marden, research director at Captivate Network, "Professionals want what they don't have, whether it's an upgrade to an existing device or the next new technology." The survey also looks at the pervasiveness of smartphones in our everyday lives. More than 580 professionals took part in the research. For more, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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